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The Car from Hell

The Wagoneer was dubbed “Satan’s chariot.”

Second-guessing the purchase began at a railroad crossing…all four tires blew….four miles into an 800 mile journey.

Two weeks and one franchise oil change later, the engine locked up. The tow truck driver’s recommendation for a good mechanic resulted in a new engine that did not pass state inspection. And so it continued for two long and expensive years…

Dad offered to sell it. It burst into flames during a test drive.

I’d return home, for years driving past a charred outline on I-43 where the Car from Hell returned from whence it came.

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